Top classic books
If you love reading, you will love this post about “top classic books”! Making a list of the best books in history is an impossible task. That is why in this selection we have gathered some of the classics of literature that we believe are essential to read.
Reading is a complete activity that develops the imagination, improves memory, helps increase vocabulary and improve writing and spelling. Also, it allows you to travel through the lives of characters who teach values (or anti-values), make us laugh, cry , get angry or be insightful.
One hundred years of solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez
The novel by the Colombian writer who narrates the vicissitudes of the Buendía family over seven generations in the fictional town of Macondo is considered by many to be the best novel of all time.
Gabriel García Márquez created it realistically and magically at the same time. They are characters that one would not believe that they can exist, and yet they are interesting. Published in 1967, for many heads the ranking.
Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes
It is one of the classics of literature that we must read at least once. The work marks a before and after between cavalry books and mocking modern novels. In bookstores you can find many versions and even some that dare to update the language of Cervantes’ novel published in 1605.
Miguel de Cervantes goes beyond the novel of chivalry by declaring his book “son of understanding”; and this book allows readers to be always new over the centuries, until today.
The Divine Comedy, by Dante
Divided into chants (Hell, Purgatory and Paradise), Dante, Beatriz and Virgilio star in this poem that summarizes knowledge from classical to medieval civilization, beliefs or philosophy. Dante wrote this book in the first decades of 1300 and has come to this day considered one of the masterpieces of literature and has served as a reference to many creators of all times.
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
An amazing classic. The French writer and aviator wrote this children’s book, published in 1943, which to this day remains one of the best-selling books of all time. A story that analyzes the world of adults through its metaphorical look.
The Iliad and The Odyssey, by Homer
Both the epic of Achilles in The Iliad, the oldest poem in Western literature, and the adventures of Osideo on his way from Troy to Ithaca are part of the basis of our culture. The works of presumable Homer are from the VIII century a. C.
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
To be or not to be. Shakespeare is English literature and his Hamlet, one of the best known works. Dated around 1600, the playwright’s longest work, tells the story of Prince Hamlet, who will avenge the death of his father after his ghost appears.
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
The classic adventure novel that appears in all the lists. The author of The Three Musketeers, wrote in 1844 this novel that was published in installments. This book tells the story of Edmundo Dantés, a sailor who due to a betrayal ends up in prison from which he will escape to become the count of the title.